Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care-RI
Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care is a not-for-profit social service agency that provides foster care services for at-risk children with special emotional, developmental and educational needs. We have offices located in the West Springfield, Holden and Woburn areas, in addition to an office in Warwick R.I. Our foster care program provides services for children between the ages of birth to 22. The majority of our clients are between the ages of 6 to 17.
Our mission is to provide specialized home-based foster care to a diverse population of at-risk children and their families. We utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment that values the child's unique potential. We emphasize innovative program development, teamwork, and clinical excellence. The cornerstone of this delivery system is to assist, serve, and respond to our clients, Proctor Parents, and referring agencies
The majority of our referrals are through the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Massachusetts and the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) in Rhode Island. We also receive referrals from the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS).
The Children Who We Serve
The children who we serve may have had histories of abuse, both physical and sexual, neglect, or may have witnessed other forms of violence in the home. Because of these reasons, the children are removed from the home and are placed in foster care where they can become healthier while they work on their treatment goals.
Length of Stay
Children stay in foster care until they have reached their treatment goals and are ready to enter into their permanency plan. Possible permanency plans may be: (1) Reunification with the biological parents, (2) Adoption, or (3) Independent living. In cases where the goal is Reunification with biological parents, the child’s parents must also meet the goals on their plans in order to have their child return to them.
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